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Data stored in a computer in such a way
that a computer program can easily retrieve
and manipulate the data.
Learn more about databases in our SQL
A computer program (like MS Access,
Oracle, and MySQL)
for manipulating data in a database.
A database system from IBM. Mostly for Unix
and Solaris platforms.
DBA (Data Base
The person (or the software) who
administers a database. Typical task are:
backup, maintenance and implementation.
DHCP (Dynamic Host
An Internet standard protocol that assigns
new IP addresses to users as need.
A term commonly to describe HTML
content that can change dynamically.
Learn more about DHTML in our DHTML
In web terms: A connection to Internet via
telephone and modem.
DNS (Domain Name
A computer program running on a web server,
translating domain names into IP
addresses. Learn more about DNS
in our Web Hosting tutorial
A web server running DNS.
DOM (Document Object
A programming model for web page objects.
The name that identifies a web site. (like:
Learn more about domains in our Web Hosting
DOS (Disk Operating
A general disk based computer operating
system (see OS). Originally developed
by Microsoft for IBM personal computers.
Often used as a shorthand for MS-DOS.
To transfer a file from a remote computer
to a local computer. In web terms: to transfer
a file from a web server to a web client.
(see also Upload).
DSL (Digital Subscriber
An Internet connection over regular telephone
lines, but much faster. Speed may vary from
128 kilobit per second, up to 9
megabit per second.
DTD (Document Type
A set of rules (a language) for
defining the legal building blocks of a
web document like HTML or XML.
Learn more about DTD in our DTD tutorial
An IP address that changes each
time you connect to the Internet. (See
DHCP and Static IP).